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Picturing Microfinance - exhibition made possible by CGAP, FMO and NPM

Thursday 06 September 2012 19:11

From 10 to 14 September 2012 the Atrium of the Town Hall of The Hague will host the exhibition 'Picturing Microfinance', a showcase of people engaged in microfinance throughout the world. This exhibition offers a collection of winning photos from the annual Microfinance Photography Contest of CGAP, the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor.   

Since 2006, this annual contest has been a beacon to photographers and microfinance stakeholders, with thousands of entries, representing many developing countries. It was both professional and amateur photographers that took these pictures that show remarkable stories of microfinance and financial inclusion from around the world.

Microfinance and inclusive finance offer poor people access to basic financial services such as loans, savings, money transfer services, and micro insurance. People living in poverty, like everyone else, need a diverse range of financial services to run their businesses, build assets, smooth consumption, and manage risks.

The contest has produced stunning images. A selection of pictures can be found online on Upsides  and on the CGAP Photo Contest website. CGAP is now accepting entries for 2012.

This exhibition has been made possible by CGAP - independent policy and research center dedicated to advancing financial access for the world's poor , FMO and  NPM - the Netherlands Platform for Microfinance.

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